New ACI and Apple agreement to help travellers plan trips

posted on 31st March 2021 by Eddie Saunders
New ACI and Apple agreement to help travellers plan trips

By Edward Robertson

Travellers will find planning a trip during the pandemic easier thanks to a new agreement between ACI and Apple Maps.

Following the deal, customers can use an iPhone, iPad or Mac to access an airport’s Covid-19 web page and any local requirements for passengers planning on arriving at it via Apple Maps.

It is hoped that this will make both the planning and execution of any travel simpler and more efficient for the consumer.

ACI World director general Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: “The recovery of air travel will rely on passenger confidence in the industry’s focus on their health and welfare.

“Having this information displayed in Apple Maps will help to make this crucial data much more broadly accessible to passengers.

“This will help passengers to plan their journeys and be reassured that their health and safety remains a priority for the industry as we all work towards a sustained return to operations and global connectivity.

“Collaboration remains key to a globally coordinated recovery and we are grateful to our members for the partnership we have forged to deliver this important tool that will contribute to the rebuilding of passenger confidence in air travel.

”The data is also available via an Application Programming Interface (API), and all solutions are based on the Aviation Community Recommended Information Services (ACRIS) standard that enables third parties such as airlines and app developers, to access data.”